Mike Jacobs

Senior energy analyst

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Michael Jacobs is a senior energy analyst with expertise in electricity markets, transmission and renewables integration work. See Mike's full bio.

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How FERC Transmission Reform Can End the Delay of a Cleaner Future

The way we plan and pay for our electric transmission imposes crushing cost burdens on new renewable energy development. The transmission assumptions used for new supplies need to be re-examined so we have a realistic basis for the requirements placed on new supplies that will be competing with existing energy supplies. Read more >

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An oil refinery stands in the background as children play on a basketball court in Port Arthur, Texas, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. AP Photo/David Goldman

With New FERC Office of Public Participation, You Can Help Shape Energy in Your Community

FERC’s is finally creating an Office of Public Participation, and it could be a great change for communities and organizations that are fighting for energy justice, better prices, or a say in what happens in their communities. Read more >

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Who Is in Charge When You Flip the Light Switch?

A power struggle for control and governance of the power grid is going on right now. In the week following the attack on the US Capitol, states are working together in the Mid-Atlantic region, and utility oversight is under review in New England. Read more >

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Another Reason Energy Costs are Higher in Winter

Energy suppliers are neglecting to offer up their supplies, and no one in charge is asking the right questions to protect electricity reliability and consumers when the market fails to provide. Read more >

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It’s Time For Transparency in the Electric Grid

Regional cooperation to meet energy demand requires transparency and openness now as public, leaders, and utility-industry members meet the challenge of climate and decarbonize energy. Read more >

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